From the album Water on Tin

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The Chisos Mountains are the southernmost mountain range in the U.S., located within the confines of Big Bend National Park. The Sierra Del Carmen are located across the Rio Grande in Coahuila, Mexico.

Lyrics

Moon over the Chisos, and Sierra Del Carmen
Light up the waters, of the old Rio Grande
Surrounded by beauty, so wild that it hurts
Ah, but nothing compares to you, nothing on this earth

Oh hold me close to you and whisper my name
I’m still in love with you after all of these years
Oh hold me close to you and never let go
There’s no border between us here in old Mexico

Oh it’s snowing on Emery, and the green pinion pines
And old Casa Grande, stands like Father Time
Watching over this desert and this place in my heart
But you’re the rock that I turn to when the going gets hard

(Chorus)

Down the cottonwood valleys, walk with your hand in mine
Through the juniper canyons, up these mountains so fine
We’ll sleep down by the river, by the river of lore
Oh I’ve been a rich man, even if I’ll be poor

Moon over the Chisos, and Sierra Del Carmen
Light up the waters, of the old Rio Grande
Surrounded by beauty, so wild that it hurts
Ah, but nothing compares to you, nothing on this earth.